I can't be everywhere!
No matter how hard I try, I can't cover two rings at the same time.
With the BTCA and MBTCA running many shows at the same time, I can only be in so many places at once. Since this is the 50th anniversary of Silverwood, the priority must be given to the BTCA and 100% of my time will be given to the Silverwood Show.
I will be jumping back and forth on all other days to make an effort to covering as much of both rings as possible. I have spoken with another photography enthusiast who is always ringside, and he has agreed to also shoot candids when is not in the ring himself. Those candids will also be available for sale on the same site.
If you would like to guarantee photos, to the best of my ability, you can purchase a photo package plan in advance! (All plans must be purchased minimum one day in advance) A link will be added here no later than September 2019 to start taking orders for ringside shots.
Pre-purchased ringside orders will get you EVERY photo I take based on the package you order! No deciding which ones you want. If I am not able to shoot your dog (due to conflicts), or I do not get a certain number of what I consider quality photos - all of your money is refunded! You lose nothing with a pre-pay. All pre-pay ringside orders are also given editing priority. Your ringside shots will be processed before all other participants that are randomly shot.
There are times when the photo area will be closed
**IMPORTANT** There will be no posing, viewing or photos taken in the photo area during the rescue parade or duing the costume parade.
If you would like to view your photos at other times in addition to right when you take them, please contact me on site to arrange a time for me to meet you and go over them. During any event, I will be ringside shooting, but I have no problem coming to the photo area before a show starts, or staying later, after the win photos have completed.
Private Photo Shoots
Private photo shoots on the beach or other locations are limited due to time constraints.
Only a few private photo shoots will take place - and those will be between the hours of sunrise and 8:00am. I do not foresee enough time to do sunset photos and there is never time between events. I will only do private photo shoots on the beach (or other location) by pre-arrangement. The same special BT pricing from 2018 will apply! Check back in September for a link to sign up and pay a deposit.
ALL photographers are different!
Many of you have your favorite photographers - I get that, but here is a little about me and what you can hopefully expect from me.
Giving you the photos of your dogs that you are looking for is a priority. All photographers shoot different, and I have my style. If it is not what you like or want, you can let me know specifically what you are looking for. If I am not able to capture that, you will not hurt my feelings by not purchasing ringside candids. I get it, everyone wants something different.
I truly love your dogs. My passion will be in each photo - win photos, ringside shots, and my favorites - the "naughty dog" photos. These are bull terriers and mini bull terriers - they are supposed to have fun and show their personality! If I get your dog enjoying themself in the ring, enjoy it with them! Dog shows have been described by some as boring, those people have never been to a bull terrier show!
My personality has rarely been described as crabby or rushed. I am here for you - this is YOUR show! Take your time with your win photos! Everyone will be allowed their time. I never want you to feel rushed or pressured. Remember when you are in line and feel like it's going too slow, you will also get as much time as you need to get the shot you want. Enjoy the moment and celebrate your event!